Dr. Marilyn Aguirre-Molina "conducts applied research and program development to address the needs of underserved minority youth and adult populations. She studies the affects of structural and socio-cultural factors on access to care with a focus on the development of culturally and linguistically responsive systems of care. Additionally, she serves as program evaluator for several community health coalitions. Currently she directs the study of Social and Structural Factors Affecting the Health of Latino Men in the US. She has published extensively on the issue of underserved populations, editing three books (another forthcoming) and a policy monograph on Latinos’ Barriers to Primary and Preventive Services. International research includes the study of AIDS, poverty and gender inequality in Latin American and the Caribbean - implications for development (entails work with governmental and non-governmental organizations in the region). She established and directs the Columbia University - Dominican Republic Academic Exchange Program, and directors the Transnational Collaborative for Research and Service (NYC and the Dominican Republic). She teaches The Health of Latino Children and Families, and a seminar within the Global Health Track. She was the founding director of the Latino Fellowship Program of the Department of Population and Family Health. Dr. Aguirre-Molina is a member of numerous national boards and committees (NIH, IOM and DHHS); a consultant to The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and member of the Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program selection panel (corporate giving). Prior, she was the executive vice president of the California Endowment, and senior program officer at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation." 
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- Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Columbia University, accessed May 22, 2008.